CJ Designs Storage Box on my 2011 990 Adventure

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Hondo, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Link to the box -

    http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/products/expedition-storage-box-ktm-950990-adventure/

    Very easy to install on the left side of my ADV after installing the Remus Roxx exhaust system.

    Installed -

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    I have enough room to install my tire kit + 2 tubes (wrapped in old socks to protect them) -

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    There is still some room left over -

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    Overall I am very happy with the storage box as it frees up some space in the Gobi tail box and is always with me regardless of how I configure the bike. :clap
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  2. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Looks great.
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  3. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    If you get creative you can pack a lot of stuff in there. I have a spare front and rear tubes (but no socks), a tool roll, 50-feet of nylon rope (intended to hang food at camp sites), some TP in a plastic bag, a small plastic shovel (to work with the TP), some shop rags, a patch kit, some duct tape (smashed the roll to lay flatter), and a cargo net all crammed into mine. These are great features to have on the bike. Frees up a lot of room and weight from the tank bag.
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  4. Terence FFM

    Terence FFM prof. cat-herder

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    Looks really good. Although I appreciate the decision to keep things simple and not have a locking cover that can jam up with mud or rust up, I think a lot of people would have liked at a provision to add a lock (I'm thinking maybe a pair of eyelets welded to the top side of the lid so a small lock can be used (keyed to match the locks on the Zegas, for example). My ProMotion tire irons weren't cheap but even if they were, I would be choked to need them one day only to find out some kids tossed them into the dumpster as a joke while I was paying for gas.
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  5. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I too have thought about a lock system for the box. A simple metal strap/hasp would be an easy mod - as long as it was designed to apply pressure to the lid to keep the box water tight.
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  6. Narsisco Lopez

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    Maybe it's just dumb luck, but I've traveled more than 12,000 miles in long-distance bike trips lately and have never had anyone screw with my unattended bike while either using the bathroom or eating lunch.

    But, if a lock was necessary, it might be possible to thread a small cable lock like this one...

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    through the strap eyelets.
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  7. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Seems like a lot of work to go through just for a place to store your dirty socks :lol3

    Seriously, looks great, Leigh :thumb

    Mine came in very handy while on my trip to the Great White North a few weeks ago. As much as I hated the road site repair I was forced to do, it was awesome to have my tools readily-available and easily-accessible.

    Of course, my black box is faster than yours :evil

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  8. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    :lol3

    I bought a can of black epoxy paint for the box but decided to leave it natural to match the exhaust.

    Glad to hear that it worked out good for you!
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